The right mix of choice, rules?

The right mix of choice, rules?

BURLINGTON — Parental choice in education is popular. About a fifth of North Carolina students are educated outside of district-run public schoo...

October 18th, 2017 |  


First Amendment provides protection from religion as well

First Amendment provides protection from religion as well

America is known as the “land of the free.” We even sing those words at sporting events.Yet lately it seems that many Americans are willin...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Restore lottery’s original purpose

Restore lottery’s original purpose

ROCKY MOUNT — State Sen. Rick Horner can quip with the best of them. During a recent debate about school construction needs in North Carolina, t...

October 16th, 2017 |  


FDA blocking a safer smoke

FDA blocking a safer smoke

What if a product could save lives and millions in health-care costs? Imagine that product had undergone extensive tests and trials providing undisput...

October 14th, 2017 |  


The liberal link to Marxism

The liberal link to Marxism

Robin Hayes, the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, was in Robeson County this week accompanied by Dr. Tim Daughtry, a clinical psycholo...

October 13th, 2017 |  


GOP goes hard on hypocritical

GOP goes hard on hypocritical

Hypocrisy in politics is hardly a new phenomenon but rarely is it as boldly on display as it was last week from Republican legislative leaders during ...

October 12th, 2017 |  


Despite some media, no evidence points toward serial killer

Fake News is too strong a label — but it’s probably at least a first cousin.It is true that the badly decomposed bodies of three women wer...

October 11th, 2017 updated: October 11th, 2017. |  


What does tax fairness mean?

What does tax fairness mean?

RALEIGH — Back when I used to commission regular surveys of North Carolina voters, one of my favorite questions had to do with tax fairness.The ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


Golden LEAF steps up to Matthew

Golden LEAF steps up to Matthew

Last Oct. 9, 2016, I arrived at the Golden LEAF Foundation offices on the banks of the Stoney Creek, a major tributary of the Tar River in Rocky Mount...

October 10th, 2017 |  


Ballot changes deserve support

Ballot changes deserve support

RALEIGH — Democrats, progressive activists, and left-leaning editorialists haven’t liked past ideas from Republicans to change the way Nor...

October 9th, 2017 |